Pan Am clinic live streams surgeries for students from Winnipeg to Taiwan
Over 100 students packed into the school library at Sisler High School in Winnipeg on Tuesday to watch a doctor slice open a patient’s thumb.
It was part of a unique opportunity for biology students to watch a surgery performed live via a broadcast from the Pan Am Clinic.
Watching the surgery gives students interested in pursuing medicine a glimpse at what it’s like to work in an operating room, said Sisler biology teacher Matthew Robak.
“It’s something you can’t get in the classroom. It’s one of those things that students are always afraid of,” said Robak. “They get to see what goes on behind the scenes, something you typically don’t get a chance to do unless you specifically chase that route.”